There are numerous benefits for our clients who elect to partner with Viva Engineering by combining the structural design of their project with the shop detailing and fabrication process. Our longstanding relationships with our Engineering partners results in seamless project integration from design into fabrication.
The design engineers and Viva Engineering’s 3D model builders generate a workable and cost-effective solution for the structural requirements of the project. This results in the generation of a 3D Tekla model of each structure. The design engineer is able to directly input the various structural details required from a design perspective, and these details are then incorporated into the model.
This model is then shared electronically with the detailer, which reduces the initial workload of building a 3D model using 2D drawings – as was the case in the past. Since all the ‘designed’ connections are already detailed in the model, the risk of information being ‘lost in translation’ between the 2D drawing and 3D model is eliminated.